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Solar System

Program an interactive model of our Solar System. This STEM coding activity guides you through creating a simulation with planets orbiting the Sun.

Activity Details

Program an interactive model of our Solar System. This project comes with step-by-step instructions that guide you through creating a simulation with planets orbiting the Sun. Then add facts about each planet that pop up when clicked.

Teacher Notes

Students follow step-by-step instructions to code an interactive Solar System. They do independent research about the planets and the Sun.

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Standards

CCSS-ELA: 3.RI.3, 4.RI.3, 3.RI.5, 3.RF.4, 4.RF.4, 3.L.4
CSTA: L1:3.CT.1, L1:6.CT.1, L1:6.CPP.1, L1:6.CPP.5, L1:6.CPP.6

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Grades 6+
Programming language Blocks, Tynker, Javascript, Python
Experience Intermediate
Activity type DIY Project
Length 40 mins
Runs on: Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Internet Explorer (10+) browser
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